The clavitherapy method is based on stimulation of nerve conduction through stimulation of the “sick” spots on skin with a tool called “clavicle” (Latin – clavus), which resembles a nail. The clavicles are made of surgical steel designed so that the tool does not puncture the epidermis. Clavicle’s blade stimulates electrical impulse that reaches the key structures of the nervous system. The rehabilitation process consist of stimulation a set of points on the body, selected appropriately for a given disease. In addition, the clavitherapy procedure is complemented by traditional physical rehabilitation, education, and prevention (psychotherapy and an appropriately selected diet). All the mentioned elements are an inseparable part of clavitherapy and are the key to a smooth and effective recovery.
During our first meeting we will talk about your illnesses and try to get to their core. Our first meeting is the most important part of the therapy. You will be treated holistically as we will try to look at you as a whole. Today’s approach to diseases is usually reduced to symptomatic treatment, but overlooks their causes to the background. Furthermore, it often doesn’t take into account neither psychological conditions of an individual, their past, nor their way of life and nutritional habits. During the first visit we will try to determine these factors and try to help you to eliminate bad practices by yourself. The visit takes an hour. Since thorough interview with the patient is the keystone for a good diagnosis and subsequent therapy.
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT LOOK LIKE ?
The treatment involves stimulation, i.e. pressing appropriate zones on the body with clavicles. The method is safe and hygienic. Because there is no skin penetration, the therapist only touches the surface of the skin. Depending on the tension degree, the person has corresponding pain sensations. The pain that occurs during the therapy is an important not only for diagnostic, but also for therapeutic factor. Therefore, each body individually dictates the duration of the entire therapy. The procedures are performed in a sitting position.
HOW LONG DOES THE THERAPY TAKE?
From our experience, full therapy can last approximately one to three weeks of daily treatments, depending on the disease and the body’s ability to regenerate. Each treatment can take roughly from one up to six hours.
It should be noted that the duration of the procedure does not depend on the therapist, but only on the recipient’s state of health and how his or her body reacts. During the procedure, the therapist repeatedly asks the recipient to describe pain sensations on a scale from 1 to 10, which is intended to provide the therapist with information on whether a given point is to be stimulated, or whether it’s time to move on to the next one.
It is also worth taking into consideration that the first two treatments are usually the longest, and it happens that each subsequent treatment is of shorter duration. This is because after the first visit the body is incited to self-healing and, as the therapy progresses, the nerve blocks and therefore the pain relieves faster.